Curriculum Vision

 The Elburton Core Values


Together we will be caring and thoughtful in everything we do.


Together we will not let disadvantages be an obstacle to success


Together we take pride in everything and always do our best.


Together we will achieve the best outcomes for all.


Together we will act with integrity and honesty

The Curriculum Vision

Our goal at Elburton is to provide an excellent education that propels every child to move forward in their learning and personal growth. We want to foster curiosity, motivation, and enthusiasm for learning, so that our children are excited to come to school. We are committed to helping each child reach their full potential, regardless of their background. Our children actively participate in high quality reading, foreign language learning, hands-on science experiments, and music lessons - all of which we believe are essential rights, not privileges.

These high expectations shape our curriculum, which is meticulously planned to provide a strong foundation of knowledge. The Elburton curriculum is designed to create a sense of awe and wonder in our children. It is carefully planned by our committed staff, both inside and outside the classroom, to build on each child's strengths and interests and create an environment where all students can thrive.

Our curriculum is based on educational research and focuses on acquiring and retaining knowledge, with a strong emphasis on key subjects. We also make connections between subjects to maximise learning opportunities and help our children achieve high standards. We regularly review our curriculum to ensure that it provides the best academic and enrichment experiences for our children. Subject leaders in each area are responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating their respective domains.

Reading is at the heart of our school. We believe that reading for pleasure and progress is vital, so our curriculum includes a carefully planned progression of reading materials. Each afternoon, we end the day with a high-quality story, recognising that reading is key to our children's success.

Elburton Primary is an inclusive, happy and ambitious learning environment. We empower our staff to make sure that all children can access our curriculum to allow every Elburton child to succeed.


The Core Curriculum Principles


Every child has the right to learn everything in the Elburton curriculum.


Our curriculum starts with the National Curriculum. We carefully sequence it so that key knowledge builds term by term and year by year. We also make meaningful connections within subjects and between subjects.


Before moving on, we make sure that children have a strong grasp of the basic knowledge, skills and concepts. We review what they have learned before and then use that knowledge in new situations.


The curriculum has stable core content. Schools will bring this content to life in their local context. Teachers will adapt lessons to meet their own classes' needs.


Our curriculum includes all pupils. It goes beyond their immediate experience.

The Whole Child

We help children develop spirituality, morality, social skills, and culture. Our curriculum aims to spark curiosity and support the intellectual and emotional well-being of our children.


The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum Areas
Communication and Language 
Physical Development     
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design 
Personal, Social & Emotional Development
The Key Stage 1 and 2 Curriculum Subjects
The Core Subjects:
The Foundation Subjects taught on a weekly basis:
Physical Education 
Religion and World Views
Personal, Social, Health, Relationship Education 
Key Stage 2 only Modern Foreign Languages 
Foundation Subjects taught in alternating half terms:
Geography and History
Art and Design and Design Technology
Computing and Music

Beyond the Classroom 

The Extra-Curricular and Enrichment Offer

At Elburton, we place significant emphasis on the broader curriculum. Our committed team of educators, teaching assistants, and external partners collectively contribute to the extensive range of learning opportunities we provide.


Trips and Visits

Reception Visit to Market Hall,

Reception Wild Tribe

Reception Our Locality

Reception Balanceability

Y1 Science Ecology The Bug Man visit

Y1 History visit The Box Museum

Y1 Writing/Oracy Dunstone Woods

Y1 Geography fieldwork Elburton Village

Y1 Geography fieldwork Wembury Beach

Y1 Writing Dunstone Woods

Y2 RE St Matthews Church tour

Y2 Geography Sustainability Plymouth Aquarium

Y2 Science Paignton Zoo

Y2 Science Habitats Dunstone Woods

Y2 Geography field work Elburton

Y3 History visit to Kents Cavern

Y3 Geography fieldwork The Eden Project

Y4 RE tour of St Matthews Church Christianity

Y4 Geography fieldwork new town Sherford

Y4 and 6 Outdoor Education Mountbatten Water sports Centre

Y4 History Trip to Bodmin Jai

Y4 History Roman Day

Y5 History Viking Day

Y5,6 PE Field Gun

Y5 Science trips to Coombe Dean

Y5 Geography fieldtrip Sustainability Devonport Energy Waste Facility

Y5 RE Talk on Islam

Y5 Outdoor Education Residential Barton Hall, Torquay

Y5/6 Young Voices music festival in Brimingham

Y6 Geography field trip to Dartmoor River focus

Y6 Bikeabilty

Y6 Indoor Rowing

Y6 STEM day Navy Day

Y6 PSHE Junior Life Skills

Y6 PE PSSP Tri-Goal



Multi Sports

Elburton School Troopers

Mini Guardians club

Buddy club

Parkour club

Basketball club

Plymouth Patriots Basketball club

Book club

Hockey club

Maths club


Dance club

French club

Half Marathon Running club

Explorers Club (SEND)

Reading club

Triathlon club

Girls Football club

Boys Football club

Whole School Enrichment

Faith visitors

Safer Internet Day

School Council

Children in Need - Red Nose Day

Half Marathon Challenge

Science Week

Anti-bullying Week

World Book Day

Times Tables Rockstar Day

Extra-Curricular Clubs

Football club

Film club

Chess club

Field Gun club


Charity Links

Harvest Festival – Food bank donation

Bags to School (Termly)

Royal British Legion

Age UK Crisp Bag Donation

Children in Need/Comic Relief


PTA School Discos

PTA Ball

PTA Duck Race

PTA Circus

PTA School Fairs

Coronation Celebrations

Sports Day

Elburton District Residents gardening project

Safer Streets Day


Brickfields Athletics

Cross-Country Championships


Golf at Plymouth Golf Centre

KS2 Multi-Skills

Boccia Event

Plymstock Indoor Athletics

Quadkids Athletics

Tag-Rugby Tournament

Boys Football Tournament

Girls Football Tournament

Indoor Rowing

Half Marathon Challenge


Inclusion within our Curriculum
                                                                       Levels of Support

Level 1 SEND Concern

Children identified through a graduated approach as needing additional support to access the curriculum.

Not on the SEND Register

Provision map and My Target area

Level 2 SEND Support

Children requiring additional advice or support from outside agencies to access the curriculum following the graduated approach.

KSEND - On SEN Register

Provision map and My Target area

Level 3 EHCP

Child's complex learning needs set out in a statutory document.

Statutory - SEN Register

IEP and Provision Map


Type of support to access the curriculum
Universal Support

Quality first teaching

Visual resources, manipulatives, now and next, visual timetables, wait buttons, adaptive provision, cued articulation, scaffolding, modelling, emotional register, in class support, word banks, wait buttons.


Targeted Support

1-1 RWI tutoring, targeted reader, Speech and language follow up, Precision teaching, comic strip conversations, adapted spelling and TTRS, task planners, pre/post teach, additional time, conferencing

Support and advice from outside agencies such as CAMHS, CIT, MAST, EP, SAL, CDC

Team Around Me meetings

Specialist Support

1:1 adult support to provide bespoke access to the curriculum, minimise risks and ensure safety

Bespoke curriculum and resources upon outside agency advice

Specialist resources and equipment, bespoke timetable, additional adult support, dedicated TEACH station, assistive technology.

Team Around Me meetings and Annual Reviews


The Impact of our Curriculum


Every child, regardless of background or ability, should have equal and inclusive access to the entire Elburton curriculum.


Teachers are responsible for delivering the complete curriculum. They ensure that each topic and subject area is covered thoroughly, providing a well-rounded education.


Success includes implementing strategies to adapt to meet individual children's needs.


Assessments align with the curriculum. This helps gauge children's understanding and progress accurately. They help identify areas of strength and areas that may require additional support.


We foster an environment where children actively engage in their learning. They demonstrate curiosity and interest in all aspects of the curriculum.


We consistently evaluate and refine our teaching methods, learning resources, and overall curriculum delivery. This ensures ongoing improvement and responsiveness to evolving educational needs.


The curriculum is carefully planned to make sure that it is organised in a logical way. This will help children to learn more and remember more.


The curriculum is designed so that children can build on what they have learned each year. This will create a consistent and clear path for their education.


It is important to make connections between different subjects in the curriculum. This will help children to understand how different areas of knowledge relate to each other.


The curriculum should also show how subjects can be connected in practical ways. This will make learning more interesting for children and show them how knowledge is interconnected.


The curriculum should give children a thorough understanding of different topics. It should go beyond just teaching facts and help children to really understand the subject matter.


Success includes being able to use what they have learned in real-life situations. This will show that children understand the practical importance of what they have learned.


Regularly review and reinforce prior learning to solidify understanding of fundamental concepts over time.


Show that children can use their knowledge and skills in different situations to demonstrate mastery, rather than just memorizing information.


Ensure that children have a deep understanding of key concepts, going beyond surface-level comprehension, so they can build upon this foundation.


Allow each child to progress at their own pace, so that no child is left behind and all can master the curriculum content.


Measure success not only by the ability to recall information, but also by the ability to confidently apply knowledge and skills across different subjects and scenarios.








The curriculum is adapted to fit in with the local context. This makes it relevant and interesting for all children.


Teachers adjust their lesson plans to meet the needs and learning styles of all children. They use different methods to do this.


We provide a variety of learning activities and resources that match the abilities and interests of children.


Teachers collect feedback from children to improve their teaching methods. This helps them make changes and get better over time.


We use strategies that include all children, no matter their background or ability. This helps them participate and do well.


We regularly review the adapted curriculum to make sure it still fits the local needs. We also look for ways to make it even better.




The curriculum shows a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives so all children can feel included. 

We include content that goes beyond what most people experience, so all children can relate to it.


The curriculum includes resources that are culturally relevant, so children can learn about and appreciate different cultures.


Success means creating a curriculum that recognizes and celebrates each child's unique identity, so they feel like they belong.


The curriculum acknowledges and explores different aspects of identity, like race, gender, and background, so it's a more accurate representation.


Success means designing the curriculum to expose children to new experiences and ideas, so they can understand the world better.


 The Whole Child

The curriculum helps children develop intellectually, emotionally, and socially. It provides a well-rounded education. 

We aim to spark and maintain children's interest in different subjects. It should make them love learning.


We give children the chance to explore and develop their spirituality. This includes personal reflection and finding meaning beyond academics.


We include content that helps children develop a strong sense of right and wrong. It encourages them to make ethical decisions and behave responsibly.


The curriculum also helps children develop social skills. It focuses on effective communication, teamwork, and empathy.


The curriculum promotes understanding and respect for different cultures. It encourages inclusivity among children.